Today marks seventeen years since the tragedy of September 11, 2001. For those of us old enough to remember, the images and the aftermath will forever be burned in our memory. Most will even remember exactly where we were, what we were doing and who we were with when the events began to unfold. It all seemed so unreal, as though we were watching a horrible movie. Sadly we weren’t.
But as we always do as Americans, we proved that during the greatest of trials and adversities, we unite and become even stronger than we were before. Our political and philosophical differences were set aside to help our fellow man, showing the rest of the world that you may knock us down, but we will always get back up!
The strength and courage demonstrated that day by our first responders, and in the years to follow by our brave men and women in uniform, and the outpouring of love, support for those in need is a lasting tribute to so many lives lost that day.
In the words of the great Martin Luther King, Jr. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” *
Our strength and our patriotism were tested that day. But united, we stood up together as Americans, remembering we truly are the land of the free and home of the brave. May God continue to bless the United States of America.
Your partner in advocacy, and proud American…Kathy
* Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/measure_of_a_man